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'No question of pulling out of UPA on price fuel issue'

UPA key constituent DMK on Tuesday said it will not pull out of the alliance despite its demand for a rollback of fuel price hike.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2010 21:56 IST

UPA key constituent DMK on Tuesday said it will not pull out of the alliance despite its demand for a rollback of fuel price hike.

"There is no question of DMK withdrawing its support (to UPA) or the alliance breaking up. We are there together and we will go on together," Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and Rajya Sabha MP, Kanimozhi, told reporters in Chennai.

She said her party, which also has representatives in the cabinet, was positive about sorting out the issue and welcomed any move to ease the situation (on prices).

To a question, she said Karunanidhi had welcomed the union budget "and we all welcome it,".

Two of Congress' allies at the Centre DMK and Trinamool Congress, have demanded rollback of fuel price hike, saying it would have a cascading effect on prices.

Karunanidhi had last week written to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying the hike, resulting out of increase in excise and custom duties, would push up prices of essential commodities.

He asked for a rollback of diesel price hike only.